Cox Hall Creek WMA - Sunday, April 15th, 2012

With cloudy but warm conditions, the Cox Hall Creek WMA held a lot of bird song this morning. Chipping sparrows could be seen and heard throughout, and Red-winged Blackbirds displayed and called along the marsh edge. A perched female Belted Kingfisher gave us great scope views of her russet breast band and flanks, and Red-headed Woodpeckers allowed close viewing. Warblers included Palm, Yellow-rumped and a single Yellow-throated.  Leaders: Kathy & Roger Horn, Cindy & Shaun Bamford, Janet Crawford, Mary Jane & Chuck Slugg, and Steve Weis.
50 species

Canada Goose  4
Mute Swan  2
Mallard  5
Double-crested Cormorant  38
Great Egret  1
Turkey Vulture  3
Osprey  2
American Kestrel  1
Laughing Gull  12
Herring Gull (American)  4
Great Black-backed Gull  1
Rock Pigeon  2
Mourning Dove  6
Belted Kingfisher  2
Red-headed Woodpecker  3
Red-bellied Woodpecker  7
Downy Woodpecker  3
Hairy Woodpecker  1
Northern Flicker (Yellow-shafted)  5
Blue Jay  3
American Crow  8
Fish Crow  4
Northern Rough-winged Swallow  3
Purple Martin  3
Tree Swallow  2
Carolina Chickadee  4
Tufted Titmouse  12
Carolina Wren  3
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher  3
Ruby-crowned Kinglet  1
Eastern Bluebird  2
Hermit Thrush  1
American Robin  12
Gray Catbird  1
Northern Mockingbird  2
Brown Thrasher  1
European Starling  10
Palm Warbler (Yellow)  2
Yellow-rumped Warbler (Myrtle)  14
Eastern Towhee  4
Chipping Sparrow  15
Field Sparrow  4
Song Sparrow  3
White-throated Sparrow  18
Northern Cardinal  5
Red-winged Blackbird  24
Common Grackle  18
Brown-headed Cowbird  35
House Finch  4
American Goldfinch  3

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Female Belted Kingfisher [Photo by Roger Horn]
Male and Female Eastern Bluebirds defending their box from Tree Swallows [Photo by Roger Horn]
Red-headed Woodpecker [Photo by Roger Horn]